You have likely heard the unfortunate news that Indianapolis Oasis made the difficult decision to shut down our education center operations in June. The small leadership team came to this decision after a multi-year process of trying to find a path forward for Indianapolis Oasis. We made great strides going into early 2020, with new locations and partners and a growing community of Oasis members, but the economic impact of the pandemic left Indianapolis Oasis without the means to relaunch in a sustainable way without the discovery of new philanthropy or new operating partners.
The Indianapolis Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring program WILL continue to operate with support from our national headquarters. Additionally, Indianapolis Oasis participants and community members have the opportunity to engage with Oasis through our virtual center Oasis Everywhere (www.oasiseverwhere.org) where they can register for and access a variety of lifelong learning, technology, and health and exercise classes taught by some of our best Oasis instructors across the country.
We will of course continue to explore opportunities to “re-launch” the full Indianapolis Oasis center operation. This is a disappointing end to a remarkable 32 year history for Oasis in Indianapolis, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support of our Indianapolis members, your generosity over the years, and all that you contributed to Oasis by being part of our community of lifelong learners, exercisers, and friends.
We hope you continue to engage in lifelong adventure through the many other organizations in Indianapolis offering education, exercise, and social connection opportunities. For those of you interested in virtual learning, we encourage you to check out Oasis Everywhere virtual classes or continue participating if you already do! Visit www.oasiseverywhere.org to view virtual classes taught online by Oasis instructors throughout the country. And, of course, we will be in touch with all of you if and when we have an opportunity recreate or relaunch Oasis in Indy.
If you have questions, concerns, or simply want to learn more, please contact us at email@example.com
The Indianapolis Oasis Board of Directors